The American Stock Exchange Reports Increase in Short Interest

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from The American Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange member and
 non-member organizations today reported short interest of 235,543,080 shares
 as of the April 12 settlement date, an increase of 305,716 shares from the
 235,237,364 shares (adjusted) reported in mid-March.  The April figure
 represents trades through April 9, 2001.
     In the year ago period, short interest totaled 193,686,577 (adjusted).
     The April short interest position reflects short interest reported by all
 broker-dealers (not only Amex member firms) in Amex-listed stocks.  A short
 position of 5,000 or more shares existed in 391 of the approximately 900
 issues traded at the Exchange.  Some short position was shown in 660 issues.
     The attached short interest report was compiled by The American Stock
 Exchange on the basis of information obtained from its member and non-member
 organizations covering all securities dealt in on the Exchange on both round
 and odd-lots.
     Short interest for the preceding 12 months is shown below:
 
     March 15, 2001          235,237,364 (A)September 12, 2000  207,519,939 (A)
     February 15, 2001       216,545,269 (A)   August 15, 2000  206,518,165 (A)
     January 12, 2001        198,160,074 (A)     July 14, 2000  175,323,955 (A)
     December 14, 2000       210,056,116 (A)     June 15, 2000  179,410,787 (A)
     November 15, 2000       213,198,475 (A)      May 15, 2000  196,931,203 (A)
     October 13, 2000        202,227,704 (A)    April 14, 2000  193,686,577 (A)
 
     Changes in The Amex's Short Interest Reporting:
     Please be advised that there is a new way of accessing short interest
 information for the Amex through http://www.amextrader.com.  Access to the
 site will be in addition to the standard Amex press release on short interest.
 Interested members of the media must contact Eleanor Cordner at the Amex in
 advance by phone at 212-306-1529 or email at ecordner@amex.com to obtain an ID
 and password to access the site on http://www.amextrader.com.  This page will
 be available only to registered members of the media.  The report will be
 available by 2:00 p.m. on the publication date.
 
     The American Stock Exchange(R), a subsidiary of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, Inc. NASD(R)), is the only primary exchange that offers
 trading across a full range of equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs),
 including structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options. In addition to its
 role as a national equities market, the Amex is the leader in ETF listings,
 listing 97 ETFs to date, and is the second-largest options exchange in the
 U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic
 and foreign stocks. For more information, visit http://www.amex.com.
 
 

SOURCE The American Stock Exchange
    NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange member and
 non-member organizations today reported short interest of 235,543,080 shares
 as of the April 12 settlement date, an increase of 305,716 shares from the
 235,237,364 shares (adjusted) reported in mid-March.  The April figure
 represents trades through April 9, 2001.
     In the year ago period, short interest totaled 193,686,577 (adjusted).
     The April short interest position reflects short interest reported by all
 broker-dealers (not only Amex member firms) in Amex-listed stocks.  A short
 position of 5,000 or more shares existed in 391 of the approximately 900
 issues traded at the Exchange.  Some short position was shown in 660 issues.
     The attached short interest report was compiled by The American Stock
 Exchange on the basis of information obtained from its member and non-member
 organizations covering all securities dealt in on the Exchange on both round
 and odd-lots.
     Short interest for the preceding 12 months is shown below:
 
     March 15, 2001          235,237,364 (A)September 12, 2000  207,519,939 (A)
     February 15, 2001       216,545,269 (A)   August 15, 2000  206,518,165 (A)
     January 12, 2001        198,160,074 (A)     July 14, 2000  175,323,955 (A)
     December 14, 2000       210,056,116 (A)     June 15, 2000  179,410,787 (A)
     November 15, 2000       213,198,475 (A)      May 15, 2000  196,931,203 (A)
     October 13, 2000        202,227,704 (A)    April 14, 2000  193,686,577 (A)
 
     Changes in The Amex's Short Interest Reporting:
     Please be advised that there is a new way of accessing short interest
 information for the Amex through http://www.amextrader.com.  Access to the
 site will be in addition to the standard Amex press release on short interest.
 Interested members of the media must contact Eleanor Cordner at the Amex in
 advance by phone at 212-306-1529 or email at ecordner@amex.com to obtain an ID
 and password to access the site on http://www.amextrader.com.  This page will
 be available only to registered members of the media.  The report will be
 available by 2:00 p.m. on the publication date.
 
     The American Stock Exchange(R), a subsidiary of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, Inc. NASD(R)), is the only primary exchange that offers
 trading across a full range of equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs),
 including structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options. In addition to its
 role as a national equities market, the Amex is the leader in ETF listings,
 listing 97 ETFs to date, and is the second-largest options exchange in the
 U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic
 and foreign stocks. For more information, visit http://www.amex.com.
 
 SOURCE  The American Stock Exchange